Postpartum Psychosis - An Evening Clinical Discussion and Reading

Sep 25 2019

Postpartum Psychosis – An Evening Clinical Discussion and Reading

November 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Rm 10/12
3670 Stone Way N Seattle
WA 98103
Perinatal Support Washington

Thursday, November 7, 2019


This evening clinical meeting is an interactive presentation and discussion on postpartum psychosis. We will cover identification, treatment, and prevention; discuss strategies to support partners and families; and share resources available for both the mother and family. The evening will include a short reading by Sarah Townsend, author of Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis.

This training and our Perinatal Support Washington Evening Clinical Training Series is cosponsored by Simkin Center at Bastyr University.

Free to current Perinatal Support Washington Members and Volunteers.

Sarah C. Townsend, MA, MFA, LMHC
Laurie Ganberg, MSW, LICSW
Veronika Zantop, MD

*Identify risk factors for postpartum psychosis.
*Identify common symptoms of postpartum psychosis and understand differential diagnoses related to other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
*Identify 1-3 clinical interventions to use while assessing and treating individuals with active postpartum psychosis.

6:30 Networking
6:45- 8:30 training

1.75 CEUs approved for LICSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs
1.75 Contact hours are available for RNs

This Program has been approved for 1.75 CEUs for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17084 for 1.75 contact hours.

Perinatal Support Washington is a state-wide non-profit dedicated to shinning a light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Veronika Zantop, MD is a psychiatric hospitalist and medical director of Women’s Wellness and the Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. She graduated from the University of California San Francisco and completed a residency in Family Medicine followed by a residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington. She has given lectures on Perinatal Health for physicians, nurses, doulas and residents at Swedish as well as various perinatal conferences.

Laurie Ganberg, LICSW obtained her MSW from Smith College in 2006 and has had the privilege of working with women and families in their homes, medical settings, community agencies, and private practice. She joined the Swedish Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support’s Day Program, a perinatal partial hospitalization program in Seattle, when it opened in 2016 and is currently the lead therapist there. Laurie also facilitates trainings for multidisciplinary professionals in perinatal mental health.

Sarah Townsend is the author of Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis (The Lettered Streets Press, 2019). Her essays have appeared in The Writer in the World and Pitkin Review, and a coauthored paper with Elisabeth Young-Bruehl serves as a chapter in Subject to Biography: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Writing Womens Lives. Sarah received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, her MA in counseling psychology from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the College of Letters at Wesleyan University. Setting the Wire has been featured on Beyond Well with Sheila Hamilton, The Ish with Cameron Dezen Hammon, and in the Chicago Review of Books. Sarah writes and teaches in and around Seattle, WA.